These adorable Mini Raspberry Almond Tarts have completely stolen my heart. Aren’t these the sweetest little Valentine’s treats? We love anything with almond flavoring around here, and these tiny tarts were there one minute and gone the next!
I made them in my mini muffin pan and using the mini muffin liners really made them easy to remove from the pan. Be sure to let them cool completely before trying to remove them. You will not need to spray the muffin liners with nonstick spray. The liners came off easily once the tarts were completely cooled.
You could use any flavor of jam or preserves you have on hand. Strawberry, cherry, or peach would be delicious. The center will sink a bit when the tarts are baked, so fill the center with more preserves than you think.
This recipe makes two dozen Mini Raspberry Almond Tarts but can be easily doubled. It is helpful to have a small, spring-loaded cookie dough scoop to portion the dough evenly into each of the muffin wells. If you don’t have one, just make the dough into one-inch round balls (one level tablespoon).
Make these Mini Raspberry Almond Tarts for someone you love! They’ll definitely get the message.
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- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter, cubed
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/2 cup raspberry jam or preserves
- powdered sugar for dusting
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare a mini muffin pan by lining the wells with mini paper muffin liners.
- In a food processor (I used my mini size) combine flour, almond flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, butter, vanilla extract, and almond extract.
- Pulse until the dough comes together, and then pour it out onto a clean surface and knead together until smooth.
- Use a level small spring-loaded cookie scoop to form tight dough balls, rolling them in the palms of your hands. Place the dough balls in the muffin liners.
- Use the blunt end of a wooden spoon to indent the top of each dough ball about 1/4 inch to make room for the raspberry preserves.
- Spoon the raspberry preserves into a plastic zip top bag, then squeeze the air out and seal. Cut a tiny bit of one of the bottom corners off and pipe the preserves into the indent in the top of the dough balls. The preserves will sink slightly when baking, so overfill the indented space just a bit.
- Bake the tarts in a 350 degree oven for 13-15 minutes. Allow them to cool for about 20 minutes in the pan, or they will be too crumbly to remove easily. I like to use a butter knife to lift them out.
- Dust with powdered sugar and keep in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
This recipe is adapted from Saving Room For Dessert’s Wild Blueberry Almond Tea Cakes.
I have also made this recipe into 12 tarts using a standard size muffin pan and liners. After placing the dough in the 12 paper liners, I pressed a well into the center, and filled them with about 2 teaspoons of preserves. I baked them at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes, and then allowed them to cool in the pan before removing. They were wonderful!
- Serving Size: 1 mini tart
- Calories: 88
- Sugar: 4.1g
- Sodium: 60mg
- Fat: 5.1g
- Saturated Fat: 2.5g
- Unsaturated Fat: 2.2g
- Trans Fat: 0.2g
- Carbohydrates: 9.8g
- Fiber: 0.5g
- Protein: 1.1g
- Cholesterol: 10mg